Liking pushing aside the notion of composer or musician,
the French artist Zreen Toyz (born in 1954) often presents
himself as Sound Sculptor or Sound Poet.
After few years in classic training on piano and percussions,
he does not appreciate the stifling conformity of the academy
and turns to the improvised musics. The continuation of its
training is essentially self-taught.
He crosses composers as Luc Ferrari and Ilhan Mimaroglu,
but his meetings with Herman Poole Blount, more known under
the name of Sun Ra, and the improvised electronic musics,
in particular that of Tangerine Dream (period 1970-1975)
and that of Conrad Schnitzler, are really determining for
his future musical experiences.
He works the sound material following inspiration of the
moment, a raw and instinctive approach by stratification
where any imperfection or sound incident become a harshness
on which to hang on atmospheres or reflections. In this way,
he creates impalpable and timeless landscapes where vibrations,
noises, and collages erase the structure of the piece.
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